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Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical

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James C In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical

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Ages Taught: 4-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
DMA, University of Colorado, Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy MM, University of Colorado, Clarinet performance
Awards:

2000-2014 regular Solo, Chamber, Orchestra, Conducting Recitals at National concert Hall, Taipei

2008-2013 Conducting Clarinet Ensemble with regular performances at Hospitals, Elderly Centers, Taipei

2011 Conducing Clarinet Ensemble at Bei-Jing and Tien-Jin, Mainland China

2011-2014 CD Debuts/performances in Taipei, California, Nevada and Texas

Overview:
I gained the degree of doctor of musical arts in clarinet performance and pedagogy from University of Colorado at Boulder. I held a position at Aletheia University for 16 years, and have more than 20 years of experience in teaching students at all ages and levels. During the college years, I have studied children development and pschology, and had research and speech on four Music systems in the world. Beside teaching clarinet, piano and saxophone, I also have experience on Orff, which is an education system to help children learn music in life. Along the years, I hold many solo, camber recitals, and also conduct a clarinet ensemble, and have been performing in Taiwan, Japan, Mainland China and the States. I am a member of TMEA.
EXPERIENCE
I've been teaching in the university for 16 years, along with the students from kindergarten to adults, leading a clarinet ensemble, performing throughout Taiwan and China, accompanying vocals in the competitions, playing piano in the church, arranging music, publishing and recording CDs for voice, instruments and piano.
METHODS USED
For the beginners,  hold a correct gesture, good hand position, or firm embouchure, and air support are some of the main requirements. When the students start to learn, adding up more etude books, like Rubank Method, Rose Etude, Kell, Thompson, Byer, Just the Fact, Sonata, Concertos, Etudes...., and music from different genre would be presented at different timings. During the lessons, fine hand positions, great tone quality, good embouchure, fine posture and position would be the fundamental requirements and will be reminded at all time. Making progress in technique, playing habit, and also looking for fun in playing are what we will have between start and end of the lessons.  
LESSON STYLE
Understanding the student's interest would be my priority goal. Helping students not just playing the instrument, but also loving it, so they will cherish the time with their instruments.
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